• Elephant in the Staffroom
    Elephant in the Staffroom
    The Elephant in the Staffroom is the survival guide that every busy teacher needs for practical advice on teacher wellbeing. Written in an informal, conversational style, the book is divided into 40 bite-size chunks, covering a range of essential topics from understanding and avoiding burnout, to successful working patterns, and even surviving the school holidays!

    Complemented by a host of top tips, the book focuses on five key themes:

    the psychology of the teacher

    teacher identity

    emotional and physical energy

    keeping focused and investing in yourself

    colleagues, students and inspection

    Chapters are designed to be easily dipped in and out of, with each exploring the unique nature of the teaching profession and how to cope with, and conquer, a variety of stress triggers and psychological aspects of teaching - `elephants' in the staffroom - to survive and succeed.

    Written by a head of department with over twenty years of classroom experience, this essential guide offers a wealth of practical advice on stress, work-life balance and organisation, and is a must-read for practising teachers.

    ISBN: 9781138681484
    Publication date: 23/09/2016
    Price: $48.99
    Author: Eyre, Chris
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $48.99
  • Emotional Literacy: Supporting Emotional Health and Wellbeing in School
    Emotional Literacy: Supporting Emotional Health and Wellbeing in School
    One of the five books in the Mental Health and Wellbeing Teacher Toolkit for teachers and other professionals working with children, this practical resource focuses on the topic of 'Emotional Literacy' and how to support children and young people on a journey of self-discovery where they learn to recognise, understand, share and manage a range of emotions. Promoting a proactive rather than a reactive approach to dealing with the social and emotional aspects of learning and managing the world of today, Emotional Literacy addresses the increasing number of mental health issues arising among young people. Chapters span key topics including Recognising Emotions, Understanding Emotions, Self-Regulation and Empathy. This book offers:

    * Easy to follow, and flexible, lesson plans that can be adapted and personalised for use in lessons or smaller groups or 1:1 work.

    * Resources that are linked to the PSHE and Wellbeing curriculum for KS1, KS2 and KS3.

    * New research, 'Circles for Learning', where the introduction of baby observation into the classroom by a teacher is used to understand and develop self-awareness, skills for learning, relationships, neuroscience and awareness of others.

    * Sections on the development of key skills in communication, skills for learning, collaboration, empathy and self-confidence.

    * Learning links, learning objectives and reflection questions.

    Offering research-driven, practical strategies and lesson plans, Emotional Literacy is an essential resource book for educators and health professionals looking to have a positive impact on the mental health and wellbeing of the children in their care; both now and in the future.

    ISBN: 9781138370272
    Publication date: 05/04/2019
    Price: $82.99
    Author: Waterhouse, Alison
    Format: Spiral Bound
    Price: $82.99
  • Emotional Wellbeing: an Introductory Handbook for Schools
    Emotional Wellbeing: an Introductory Handbook for Schools
    This is an essential resource for educators working to support emotional wellbeing in children and young people. Written by the team behind the Emotional Literacy Support Assistant (ELSA) training programme, it provides practical suggestions that can be implemented straight away to make a positive difference in the life of the young person.

    The second edition of this bestselling guide has been fully updated and includes a new chapter on resilience as well as additional material on recognising and dealing with anxiety and anger. The chapters give a clear overview of each topic underpinned by the latest research in educational psychology, descriptions of vulnerabilities as well as case studies and suggestions for practical activities. Topics include:


    friendship skills;

    social skills;

    therapeutic stories;

    dealing with loss and bereavement.

    Designed for use with individuals, groups or whole classes, this will be vital reading for ELSA trainees as well as anyone wanting to provide the best possible support for the emotional wellbeing of the young people they work with.

    ISBN: 9781138298705
    Publication date: 13/09/2018
    Edition: 2
    Price: $77.99
    Author: Shotton, Gillian
    Format: Spiral Bound
    Price: $77.99
  • Equal Classroom: Life-changing Thinking About Gender
    Equal Classroom: Life-changing Thinking About Gender
    How much thinking have you done about gender?

    What does it feel like to be gay, trans or non-binary at school?

    How unbiased, safe and inclusive are our teachers, our schools and our systems, and what can we do about it?

    The time is ripe for a re-think, and the issues are pressing. Our pupils are grappling with challenges around gender and sexuality, and they need our well-informed support. Providing evidence, prompts and the space to explore the implications, restrictions and constructs of gender, this book is here to help every teacher reflect on issues around gender roles and expectations in their class.

    In this challenging and potent book, experts, academics and campaigners join forces to contribute important perspectives to complement Rycroft-Smith's own accessible and often provocative explanations of many facets of gender and sexuality, including media, literature, toys, clothing, sexism, expectations, sexuality, gender roles, harassment and consent. Humour and anecdotes are thoughtfully intertwined with fascinating insights into biological and cultural perspectives and societal norms, highlighting why it's so vital to teach pupils about gender issues, as well as modelling consent, good quality relationships and tolerance to children at all ages and stages of their school career.

    Providing clear, practical policy recommendations in an accessible and engaging way, The Equal Classroom is an essential read for any teacher or education professional who wants to ensure their school is a place where all pupils feel truly welcome and able to flourish, comfortable and safe in their emerging identities.

    ISBN: 9781138491021
    Publication date: 29/11/2019
    Price: $43.99
    Author: Rycroft-Smith, Lucy
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $43.99
  • Everything Is Going to Be K.O.: An illustrated memoir of living with specific learning difficulties
    Everything Is Going to Be K.O.: An illustrated memoir of living with specific learning difficulties
    An illustrated memoir of living with specific learning difficulties.

    A hilarious and heartfelt illustrated memoir of living with specific learning difficulties. In Everything is Going to be K.O. , Kaiya Stone writes about her experiences of living with specific learning difficulties: from struggling at school, to being diagnosed with dyslexia and dyspraxia at university, and performing her own one-woman stand up show inspired by her journey. Always funny and unfailingly honest, Kaiya not only outlines the frustrations of having SpLDs, but also the ways in which they have fuelled her creativity. She calls for neurodiversity to be celebrated so that instead of questioning how we are 'supposed' to think, we instead take pride in our cognitive differences. Everything is Going to be K.O. is for anyone who knows, or has wondered, what it is like to live with learning difficulties today.

    ISBN: 9781789544985
    Publication date: 07/01/2021
    Price: $25.00
    Author: Stone, Kaiya
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
  • Forty-hour Principal: Provocations for the Discerning Educator
    Forty-hour Principal: Provocations for the Discerning Educator
    School leadership has become very challenging over the last few years. Good people hang in there because they know what they do matters. But the personal cost is high - it's time to do things differently!
    The Forty Hour Principal will ...
    - challenge the way you lead your school
    - expose the truth about why you do some of the stuff you really shouldn't
    share ways to make this crazy, all-consuming job we do better - better for the kids you serve, and better for you
    We don't have all the answers, but we do have years of principalship experience and have collaborated with dozens of educators to bring this collection of provocations and thoughts to life.
    It's organised into bite-sized chapters that are easy to absorb and written by current practitioners.

    "You've written in an easy style that is enjoyable to read while also being totally relevant to our work." - Mark Creba, Principal
    "Makes you think about your practice and the time you spend in your job each week; I really liked the text on impact versus hours." - Dave Robinson, Principal

    ISBN: 9780995129214
    Publication date: 26/08/2019
    Price: $30.00
    Author: Armstrong, David
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
  • Grasp the Science Transforming How We Learn
    Grasp the Science Transforming How We Learn
    As the head of Open Learning at MIT, Sanjay Sarma has a daunting job description: to fling open the doors of the MIT experience for the benefit of the wider world. But if you're going to undertake such an ambitious project, you must first ask: How exactly does learning work? What conditions are most conducive? Are our traditional classroom methods - lecture, homework, test, repeat - actually effective? And if not, which techniques are?

    Grasp takes readers across multiple frontiers, from fundamental neuroscience to cognitive psychology and beyond, as it explores the future of learning. For instance:

    Scientists are studying the role of forgetting, exposing it not as a simple failure of memory but a critical weapon in our learning arsenal

    New developments in neuroimaging are helping us understand how reading works in the brain. It's become possible to identify children who might benefit from specialised dyslexia interventions - before they learn to read

    Many schools have begun converting to flipped classrooms, in which you watch a lesson at home, then do your 'homework' in class

    Along the way, Sarma debunks long-held views such as the noxious idea of 'learning styles,' while equipping readers with a set of practical tools for absorbing and retaining information across a lifetime of learning. He presents a vision for learning that's more inclusive and democratic - revealing a world bursting with powerful learners, just waiting for the chance they deserve.

    Drawing from the author's experience as an educator and the work of researchers and educational innovators at MIT and beyond, Grasp offers scientific and practical insight, promising not just to inform and entertain readers but to open their minds.

    ISBN: 9781472139115
    Publication date: 20/08/2020
    Price: $37.99
    Author: Sarma, Sanjay
    Format: Trade Paperback
    Price: $37.99
  • Guide to Re-building Trust With Traumatised Children: Emotional Wellbeing in School and at Home
    Guide to Re-building Trust With Traumatised Children: Emotional Wellbeing in School and at Home
    At times children are unable or unwilling to access or engage with emotional and mental health support services. Often members of a child's support network are therefore required to provide this emotional guidance and support to them. This resource book is intended to be used as a guide by families and friends, school staff, and any other adults supporting children who have experienced trauma, to help the adults to provide the emotional guidance these children need.

    Guide to Re-building Trust with Traumatised Children aims to educate the reader about trauma and the impact of an insecure attachment - how it may impact a child, how to support a child - as well as helping the reader to understand different behaviours. The guide suggests many practical ideas and activities designed to help children to build more positive relationships, to feel safe within their world, and to express and explore their emotions. There is a section on self-care for adults, and advice about when a referral to a specialist service may be required.

    This guide was designed to be used by any person supporting a child who has experienced trauma or an insecure attachment, no matter what their previous understanding of these issues might be. It is specifically written to be as accessible and as user friendly as possible to help rather than hinder the user. It can be used alone or together with the storybook The House That Wouldn't Fall Down.

    ISBN: 9781138360471
    Publication date: 26/06/2019
    Price: $46.99
    Author: Rankin, Hollie
    Format: Spiral Bound
    Price: $46.99
  • Happy School 365 Action Jacksons guide to motivating learners
    Happy School 365 Action Jacksons guide to motivating learners
    Motivate your learners to succeed with Action Jackson!

    From motivational speaker and founder of Fix Up Seminars, Action Jackson, comes an inspirational guide offering a tried-and-tested method that enables primary and secondary teachers to motivate young people and unlock their potential for success.

    Many learners are plagued with the fear of failure, anxious about self-image and apathetic towards the future. Are we, as educators, not responsible for helping them navigate through life and empowering them to unlock their potential? Happy School 365 is packed with 21 easy-to-implement ideas to motivate young people to achieve academic and personal success, helping them to make the most of school and life, build better relationships with teachers and develop a sense of self-worth, focus and discipline.

    Dividing his approach into five stages - the manifesto, the mission, the mindset, the method and the miracle - Jackson sets out a vision for what this method can achieve: well-rounded individuals who are agents of change for humanity. This is the must-have guide for all teachers looking to play their part in developing a generation that is happy, healthy and successful.

    ISBN: 9781472974563
    Publication date: 17/09/2020
    Price: $32.99
    Author: Jackson, Action
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $32.99
  • Helping Children Cope With Loss and Change: a Guide for Professionals and Parents
    Helping Children Cope With Loss and Change: a Guide for Professionals and Parents
    Whether it's the grief of bereavement, the strain of divorce or the uncertainty of a new home or school, loss and change affect children in countless ways. Nevertheless, teachers and parents frequently find themselves ill equipped to help children struggling with the difficult feelings that these situations, and others like them, bring. Helping Children Cope with Loss and Change offers guided support for teachers, health professionals and parents.

    Designed for use with children aged 4-10, this guide offers:

    Case studies illustrating various signs of grief and loss, to help the caregiver spot and manage a child's pain

    Therapeutic stories designed to be read with the child, and with prompt questions to encourage discussion

    Creative activities and exercises that can be developed into a therapeutic `toolkit' to support the child and the caregiver themselves

    With chapters that move from Loss and Change to Resolution and Resilience, addressing the needs of both the child and caregiver, Helping Children Cope with Loss and Change will be an invaluable therapeutic tool.

    ISBN: 9781911186281
    Publication date: 28/08/2019
    Price: $55.99
    Author: Seyderhelm, Amanda
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $55.99
  • Helping Your Child With Language Based Learning Disabilities
    Helping Your Child With Language Based Learning Disabilities
    Based in cutting-edge research in neuroscience, education, and the principles of attachment-based teaching, this important guide for parents offers tools and practices to help children transcend language-based learning difficulties, do better in school, and gain self-confidence and self-esteem. If your child has a language-based learning difficulty such as dyscalculia, dyslexia, and auditory processing disorder they may have to work twice as hard to keep up with their peers in school. Your child may also have feelings of frustration, anger, sadness, or shame as a result of their learning differences. As a parent, it hurts to see your child struggle. But the good news is that there are proven-effective strategies you can learn to help your child be their best. This book will show you how. Helping Your Child with Language-Based Learning Disabilities outlines an attachment-based approach to help your child succeed based in the latest research. This research indicates that a secure attachment relationship between you and your child actually optimizes their learning ability by enhancing motivation, regulating anxiety, and triggering neuroplasticity. In this book, you'll discover why it's so important to accurately assess your child, find new perspectives on LBLDs based on the most current studies, and discover tips and strategies for navigating school, home life, and your child's future. Most importantly, you'll learn how your own special bond with your child can help spark their interest in reading, writing, and math. Every child is unique and every child learns in his or her own way. With this groundbreaking guide, you'll be able to help your child thrive, in school and life.

    ISBN: 9781684030989
    Publication date: 01/07/2018
    Price: $39.99
    Author: Franklin, Daniel
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $39.99
  • Hikairo Schema: Culturally Responsive Teaching and Learning in Early Childhood Education Settings
    Hikairo Schema: Culturally Responsive Teaching and Learning in Early Childhood Education Settings
    This adaptable guide invites kaiako to rethink approaches to engaging tamariki, re-envisage the teacher/learner dynamic, revise old habits, and reconfigure learning environments to acknowledge and embrace cultural differences. Kaiako can use the Hikairo Schema several times over, drawing on their previous experiences to inform and to develop new and innovative ways of facilitating culturally sensitive and inclusive learning settings. This self-paced guide allows kaiako, whanau, and tamariki to collaboratively co-construct goals and outcomes that are relevant to their learning contexts. Kaiako can adapt the Hikairo Schema to fit not only their own needs, but their own pace and level of comfort.

    ISBN: 9781988542645
    Price: $41.99
    Author: Macfarlane, Angus
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $41.99
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